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NOTE: For this article, I interviewed my friend who is a nurse at the VA hospital in Boston. Names have been changed for privacy reasons.

The patient population has been diversified with different ethnicities, religious beliefs, gender identities and sexual orientations. With an increasing demand for individualized care, unpredictable situations often occur due to unfamiliarity with the patients’ cultural and social backgrounds, especially on the topics of gender fluidity and transgender identity. The lack of knowledge in caring for patients with different backgrounds exposes them to prejudice and implicit bias.

Jenna, a nurse at the VA Medical Center in Boston…

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